A Minnesota judge has issued a temporary restraining order on “Old Man Winter, Mr. Snow and all meteorologists in Minnesota.”
With a foot of snow in the weekend forecast, Hennepin County Judge Kevin Burke granted the cease and desist on behalf of Citizens of Minnesota, who are represented in the matter by attorneys from the law firm of Sue, Grabit, and Run.
The document says, “This order tests the limits of judicial authority. But it is not a reflexive or petulant act by a frustrated judge. That would be entirely inappropriate.”
The order also accuses meteorologists of conspiring with Old Man Winter and Mr. Snow to increase television and radio ratings.
It adds that, “Mr. Snow can dump all the snow it wants on the neighboring states of Wisconsin (particularly the City of Green Bay), Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.”